Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Post-Grad Certificate)

This St. Lawrence College program is delivered in partnership by Canadian College. Students receive two certificates, one from St. Lawrence College and another from Canadian College. Once students receive their St. Lawrence College certificate, they are eligible to apply for their Post-Graduate Work Permit.

Program Benefits

The supply chain is one of the most essential sectors of the Canadian economy, involving about 767,000 workers from a range of occupations and industries. This graduate program builds on the student’s previous education and work experience and introduces all facets of supply chain management and logistics from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Admission Requirements

Two or three year college diploma or a university degree. Student must meet one of the language requirements.

  • Canadian College English Placement test, Pass with 70%
  • Smrt English 145, Pass
  • St. Lawrence College ESL Advanced, Pass with 70%
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each section)
  • TOEFL CBT 220, TOEFL IBT 83
1 Year (2 Study Semesters)
St. Lawrence College Certificate
Fall Semester (Sep - Dec)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Winter Semester (Jan - Apr)

Full-time Study

Student may work 20hrs per week

Summer Semester (May - Aug)

Vacation

Students are able to work full-time  

Note: Students can start at the beginning of either the fall or winter semester. Summer classes may be available on a limited basis.

Study & Work

Work Opportunities

Students registered in all programs at Canadian College are permitted to work part time 20hrs per week during study semesters. During the Summer, vacation students are permitted to work full time.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find challenging employment as materials managers, retail and wholesale buyers, purchasing managers, strategic sourcing analysts, and supervisors in materials handling among other opportunities. Visit the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council for further details.

Curriculum

MGMT 5014 Supply Chain Management Principles

In this course, students examine the elements of integrated supply chain and related management functions and are exposed to the value of aligning supply chain management goals with corporate goals. Students completing this course have a well-rounded knowledge of the responsibilities and current tools of operation and supply chain required by managers in all industrial sectors. The impact of Logistics and Supply Chain on traditional supplier & purchasing functions will be addressed in this course and the impact Business-to-Business, (B2B) activities have had on Marketing & Sales as demand is created through a “Pull” system as opposed to a “Push” system.

MGMT 5015 Supply Chain Operations, Logistics and Distribution

This course is an introduction to the physical distribution aspects of supply chain management. The student gains an understanding of warehousing operations including receiving, storage, order filling, and shipping. Students are introduced to the concept of outsourcing to third party logistics firms and the inherent advantages and opportunities including vendor managed inventories and shunting services. Effective methods of evaluating and selecting different transportation and warehousing options are also covered. Material handling technology, packaging racking, safety, quality, labour efficiency, and layout and design of warehouses are explored. The course also examines emerging technologies such as radio-frequency (RFID), electronic product code (EPC), and voice directed activities. The impact on the Financial and Cost functions of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), will also be addressed with particular emphasis on the impact of the logistics and supply chain management functions.

MGMT 5013 Materials Management Systems

This course is an introduction to the handling and control of physical materials. Material management is the process by which an organization is supplied with the goods and services required to achieve its objectives of buying, storing, and moving materials. The inter-relationship with planning, producing, storing, and providing the appropriate material of right quality and quantity at the right place and time so as to co-ordinate and schedule the production activity in an integrated way is examined. Students are also introduced to warehouse management software. Sales Forecasting and Inventory Management Systems will be addressed with relationship to MRP Systems.

MGMT 5004 Transportation Systems & Logistics including Reverse Logistics

This course introduces students to the different modes of transportation that can be used individually or in various combinations to ensure freight is transported in the most efficient and effective means from shipper to receiver. Students learn the strengths and limitations of each mode of transportation in order to use that information to make recommendations and decisions that increase utilization and operational efficiencies.

MGMT 5005 Supply Chain Risk Management

This course introduces students to the need for business continuity planning. Supply Chain Management practices have evolved toward more lean process approaches in order to reduce waste within the overall supply chain. Concepts such as just-in- time, virtual inventory, supplier rationalization, and reductions in the number of distribution facilities have reduced total supply chain costs, but the result has been increased risk. In this course, students are introduced to risk management tools and techniques used to limit risk affecting the quality and financial performance of organizations.

MGMT 5006 Warehouse Design & Planning

This course introduces students to the need for business continuity planning. Supply Chain Management practices have evolved toward more lean process approaches in order to reduce waste within the overall supply chain. Concepts such as just-in- time, virtual inventory, supplier rationalization, and reductions in the number of distribution facilities have reduced total supply chain costs, but the result has been increased risk. In this course, students are introduced to risk management tools and techniques used to limit risk affecting the quality and financial performance of organizations.

GENE 25 Film Studies

This course is designed to enhance knowledge and appreciation of the greatest twentieth century art form. Students learn about the history of film, how films are made, how the movie industry operates, and how to appreciate and analyze films.

COMP 5001 IT Applications for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This course is designed to teach advanced topics of Microsoft Excel 2013 to handle many of the daily information requirements of organizations. Excel is also a powerful decision making tool for managers often helping them solve complex business problems. Using Excel within the Windows 7 environment, students will use various arithmetic, statistical, logical, financial, optimization (solver) and modeling functions. Emphasis is given to real world examples including business facility capacity allocations, forecasting demand, aggregate planning and ordering simulations.

MGMT 5007 Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Distribution Centre Management

This course is an introduction to the methods to effectively produce and distribute the goods and services sold by a company. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of lean supply chains, distribution and transportation, forecasting and inventory management to maintain the sustainability of a company. Students are introduced to the concept of sales and operations planning. Effective methods of planning and control of supply chain processes and workcenter scheduling are also covered..

MGMT 5008 Supply and Demand Management

Proper supply and demand planning requires a combination of informed judgment, business acumen and expertise, and the application of available forecasting techniques and models. Sound inventory management is usually the critical factor toward realizing effective supply chain management. This course will demonstrate how to balance inventories so that profit maximization objectives are achieved.

MGMT 5009 Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain Management practices have evolved toward more lean process approaches in order to reduce waste within the overall chain. Concepts such as just- in- time, virtual inventory, supplier rationalization, and reductions in the number of distribution facilities have reduced total supply chain costs, but the result has been increased risk. In this course the student will be introduced to strategic sourcing applications and techniques used to enhance both supply chain flows and financial performance. Learn how to "get the most for your money" while maintaining strong and capable supply partners.

MGMT 5010 International Logistics and Customs Regulations

Students must understand the realities of the global business environment and the various complexities involved in international trade. Through lectures, discussions, projects, presentations and content delivered from a Canadian perspective, this course helps students to recognize issues and to prepare for the new international business realities.

MTMT 5012 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Case Studies

In this course, students will work in teams on case studies related to the various elements of the logistics & supply chain management sector. Teams will work on 3 separate cases of 10 hours each. They will be responsible for topical research, report preparation and presentations. All students will be required to attend all presentations and thus be exposed to all material covered by the various cases.

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